|Aled Jones Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 29, 1970|
Aled Jones is a Welsh singer and radio/TV presenter who became a household name in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s for his work as a chorister. Thereafter, he worked extensively on both TV and radio and is best known for hosting/presenting programs such as Songs of Praise (2004-Present), Cash in the Attic (2010–2012), Escape to the Country (2010–2013), Daybreak (2012–2014), and Going Back Giving Back (2016–Present). He has also recorded numerous studio albums and singles over the course of a career that has spanned 4 decades.
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Aled had attended the Ysgol David Hughes, a bilingual secondary school in Anglesey, an island off the northwest coast of Wales.
Singer, Radio/TV Presenter
- Father – Derek John Jones (Draughtsman for a Shipbuilder)
- Mother – Nest Rowlands (Teacher)
Pop, Classical, Folk, Christmas Music, Classical Crossover, Orchestral Pop, Operatic Pop (Popera), Christian Music, Choral Music
- Universal Classics & Jazz (part of the Universal Music Group)
- Columbia Records
- Virgin Records
Aled Jones’ net worth had been $5 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
79 kg or 174 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Aled has dated –
- Claire Fossett (2000-Present) – Aled began dating English circus performer Claire Fossett in 2000, and the couple got married on January 6, 2001, in a ceremony held at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Emilia Jones (b. February 23, 2002) (Actress) and a son named Lucas Jones (b. 2005).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British (mostly Welsh and some Engish) descent.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Cheerful smile
- Clean-shaven look
Aled Jones Facts
- Aled joined the choir of Bangor Cathedral in his hometown when he was just 9 years old. He became their lead soloist within 2 years.
- A member of the congregation was so impressed by the quality of his treble voice that they wrote a letter to the Welsh record label Sain who duly signed up Aled.
- In 1982, he won the ‘Cerdd Dant’ (the art of vocal improvisation over a given melody in Welsh musical tradition) solo competition in the under-12 age category at the Urdd Eisteddfod. ‘Urdd’ is a national voluntary youth organization that provides opportunities for children and young people across Wales to take part in a range of experiences; while ‘Eisteddfod’ is a festival with several ranked competitions, including in poetry and music.
- He achieved overnight fame for his cover version of a song titled Walking in the Air which was used in the 1982 British animated TV film titled The Snowman. The record reached number 5 in the UK charts in 1985.
- In June 1985, he was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary titled The Treble.
- By the time he turned 16, he had recorded more than 10 albums that had sold more than 6 million copies. His first biography, titled Walking on Air, was published in 1986.
- He was honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to music & broadcasting, and charitable services.
- In February 2014, he was nominated as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, the oldest conservatoire in the United Kingdom.
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